Explorations In Precalculus Using the TI-82/TI83: With Appendix Notes for the TI-85

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Designed to help readers succeed in their precalculus course, this unique and user-friendly workbook improves both understanding and retention of precalculus concepts- using the graphing calculator. By integrating technology into mathematics, the authors help readers develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534342272
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Mathematics Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 406

Table of Contents

1. BASIC CALCULATOR OPERATIONS. Getting Acquainted with Your Calculator. Shortcut Keys: How to Be More Stroke Efficient. Evaluating Expressions. Integer Exponents. Scientific Notation. Rational Exponents and Radicals. 2. GRAPHICALLY SOLVING EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Graphical Solutions: Linear Equations. Linear Applications. TI-83 Appendix: Business Applications. Graphical Solutions: Linear Inequalities. Graphical Solutions: Absolute Value Equations. Graphical Solutions: Absolute Value Inequalities. Graphical Solutions: Quadratic and Higher Degree Equations. Applications of Quadratic Equations. TI-83/85 Appendix: Complex Numbers. Graphical Solutions: Quadratic Inequalities. Graphical Solutions: Nonlinear Inequalities. Graphical Solutions: Radical Equations. 3. GRAPHING AND APPLICATIONS OF EQUATIONS IN TWO VARIABLES. How Does the Calculator Actually Graph? (Exploring Points and Pixels). Preparing to Graph: Calculator Viewing Windows. Where Did the Graph Go? Functions. Discovering Parabolas. Symmetry of Functions. Piecewise Functions. Translating and Stretching Graphs. Rational Functions. The Algebra of Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS. Trigonometric Functions: Fundamental Relationships. Right Triangle Trigonometric Applications. Trigonometric Functions: Amplitude, Phase Shifts and Translations. Predict-A-Graph. Graphical Explorations: Trigonometric Identities. Graphical Solutions: Trigonometric Equations. Roots of Complex Numbers. Polar Graphing. 4. CONIC SECTIONS. Parabolas Revisited. Circles. Ellipses. Hyperbola. 5. MISCELLANEOUS. Matrices. Combinatorics and Probability. Sequences andSeries. 6. STAT PLOTS. Statistics: Plotting Paired Data. Frequency Distributions. Line of Best Fit. 7. PROGRAMMING. Explorations into Programming. TI-82/83 Program Library. TI-85 Program Library. TROUBLE SHOOTING. CALCULATOR MENUS.
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